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Kitepower sails toward energy transition

As the energy transition gets wind beneath its wings, one Yes!Delft start-up is drawing inspiration from Dutch astronaut and professor, the late Wubbo Ockels. Its solution: fly kites in order to harness wind energy and convert it into usable power.

Headlines

Lionix helps ETH to scale quantum computer
Imec and Ximea partnership brings new hyperspectral camera into focus
CWI gets NWA grant for integrating smart vehicles in society
Qutech and co want to quantum-connect the Randstad
Neways acquiesces to automotive angst, axes 250
Academic Startup Competition announces its top 10

Self-driving in the dark

If autonomous driving is ever going to be a reality, we’ll probably have to accept some deaths caused by machine error in order to save many more lives in the long run.

In other news

Intel, Graphcore and Groq: let the AI Cambrian explosion begin (Forbes)
Daimler to axe at least 10,000 jobs (Reuters)
RISC-V Foundation moving to Switzerland because of geopolitical concerns (The Register)

I dream of electromobility

Like many large cities, Stuttgart is also shifting to both personal and shared electromobility. I feel good about my BMW I3, but I do feel quite bad about still being part of that crazy traffic.